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Rockaway Schools 2010 ELA Scores

Students are rated on a Level 1 to Level 4 basis. Level 1 denotes a student that is not meeting standards. Level 2 denotes a student just meeting standards. A Level 3 student is proficient and a Level 4 student far above standard. More...

Top Stories

Cop Battered Breaking Up Female Fight

A cop assigned to the 101 Precinct was badly battered at Dix Avenue and Beach Channel Drive and sent to the hospital on Monday evening while he was trying to break up a fight between two women, police sources say. More...

Genting Gets Aqueduct Nod, Now On To Governor

The massive Malaysian gambling company, Genting New York, has crossed the finish line alone to win the right to run the lucrative gambling Racino at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, the New York State Lottery Division announced on Tuesday afternoon More...

Burglar Leaves Print On Toilet

An ex-con is back behind bars this week after police arrested him in connection with the May burglary of a Bayswater home where he was tracked by a fingerprint left on the toilet, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Inception’ – Ocean’s 11 On Acid

With “Inception,” writer-director-producer Christopher Nolan has broken one of the cardinal rules of filmmaking by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock. More...

Milestones

Stella Maris Cross Finds New Home

Jennifer Mazzio, an alumna of Stella Maris High School, class of 1997, enlisted the help of her brother, Angelo Mazzio, and his towing company, Apple Towing, Inc. More...

Nicholas Patrylo Turns 5

Nicholas Patrylo turned 5 years old on July 29. He celebrated his birthday with a party at his home in Inwood with his parents, John and Doreen. Nicholas is the grandson of John and Peggy Partrylo of Bayswater. More...

Baker Graduates from SUNY

Andrew Baker of Breezy Point recently graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science. Baker majored in biology and minored in chemistry. He plans to attend veterinary school in the fall. More...

Editorial/Opinion

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Often Fire

The standardized test scores released last week prove what most teachers have known for years and what most parents recently began to suspect – that the mayor’s stewardship of the public school system has been a bust, not the boom that he More...

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Letters

Prefer Einstein To Carlin

Dear Editor, Mr. Strassburg’s comment on the cost of constructing one wind turbine was quite interesting; however, there’s a major flaw in his thinking. More...

My Pet Peeve

Dear Editor, “A pen, a pen! Our Kingdom for a pen!” Sounds silly, doesn’t it? Yet, our lawmakers and President Obama raise that cry everyday. I am referring to the practice of signing legislation with multiple pens. More...

The Weiner Studies

Dear Editor, Another study by Congressman Anthony Weiner, this one telling us how small business owners are not surviving in the community. Did the Congressman really need to do a study to know this? More...

‘A Sound Of Bursting Bubbles’

Test Scores Fall Across Peninsula

For the past several years, parents and students have been told that the New York City public schools were improving each year. More...

Family Run Draws Hundreds To Belle Harbor

More than 500 runners, young and old alike, took the line last Friday night for the annual Graybeards Family Run. More...

Community

The New Kid ON The Block

John Mayer, Jack Johnson and Matthew Kiss. One of these things is not like the other two, yet. More...

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Kids Cleanup North Basin

Last Saturday students from RWA’s summer youth program joined forces with Marlen Waaijer and Doris Harris of Norton Basin Edgemere Stewardship Group (NBESG) to clean the Jamaica Bay shoreline along Norton Basin. More...

Mott Avenue Train Station Detours

Full closure of Beach 22 Street, between Mott Avenue and Loretta Avenue, adjacent to the Mott Avenue train station, will be closed to pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic every Saturday and Sunday of More...

Columnists

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Far Rockaway Estates of the Rich and Famous of Yore

Many rich and famous people had mansions in Far Rockaway during the early days of the 20th century and later. More...

The Progressive

Angry

Most Americans are confused, worried, perplexed, and angry about the state of our political, economic, and social prospects. This nation is fighting wars in foreign lands and nervous about the prospect of terrorism in our own cities. More...

Simon says...

We want to thank all of our Democratic constituents who affixed their names to our reelection petition to serve another two year term. We obtained the most signatures in Queens County. Thank God nobody chose to run against me. More...

Sports

Rockaway Old Timers Host 2010 Basketball Reunion

The founders of the Rockaway Old Timers Basketball Event, Robert Shabazz and K.B. More...

Nice Weather Sparks 8th Annual Graybeard Family Run

After last year’s rain, beautiful weather returned to Belle Harbor last Friday night for the 8th Annual Graybeards Family Run, and so did the throngs of runners. It was a great evening as over 400 runners participated in the various races. More...

First Champions Awarded At St. Francis Classic

Team C captured the first championship of the 2010 St. Francis Summer Classic as they ran away from Team A to take the Graybeards Legends Division title. More...

Obits

Albert Applewhite

MTA Worker

Albert Applewhite, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 27. Applewhite was born on February 19, 1925 in Georgetown, Guyana. More...

Eugene Bisztyga

Securities Clerk

Eugene Bisztyga, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 31. Bisztyga was born in Brookyln, New York and lived in Rockaway for 38 years. He worked as an equity securities clerk. More...

Dorothy Clark

Home Maker

Dorothy Clark, 70, a longtime Rockaway resident, died July 26. Clark was born on January 10, 1940 in Batesburg, South Carolina. Clark was preceded in death by her parents, Elsie Derrick Sr. More...


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